Upcoming Teaching & Training  

March 7- 8  The Impact of Cultural Power Distance on Meetings, IEPs, and Mediation (plenary) and Power - Here, There and Everywhere (workshop), California State-Wide ADR SELPA Conference, Riverside, California
March 28  Why Do We Lie? Falsehoods, Fibs and Fabrications (plenary), Northwest ADR Conference, Seattle, Washington
April 22   Productive IEP Meetings: Maximizing Collaboration and Managing Difficult Conversations, Oakland Unified School District, Oakland, California
May 1 How Reality is Subjective and How to Navigate Conflicts: Practical Tips for Lawyers (webinar) Seminar Partners, Canada
May 7 Productive IEP Meetings: Maximizing Collaboration and Managing Difficult Conversations, Placentia-Yorba Linda SELPA, California
May 17  "I Can't Believe You Said That!" Working with Conflicting Perspectives of Reality (plenary) and Practical Strategies for Dealing with Self Justification, Rationalization, and Other Sources of Resistance (workshop),Utah Council for Conflict Resolution, Salt Lake Cit, Utah

Nina Meierding

Nina Meierding, a national leader in the field of conflict resolution, has been providing training and mediation services for over thirty years. A former civil attorney, she was the Director and Senior Mediator at the Mediation Center in Ventura, California from 1985-2007 where she mediated over 4,000 disputes.   

She is now a full-time trainer (Negotiation and Mediation Training Services), professor, and conflict resolution consultant and has provided training in negotiation, communication, mediation, and culture and gender issues in almost all 50 states in the US, as well as in Canada, England, India, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, and Sweden.

Nina customizes her trainings for businesses, courts, school districts, city, county, and federal government agencies, law firms and bar associations, medical centers, corporations, non-profit groups and universities. 

Nina has taught at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law for over 25 years and taught at at Southern Methoidst University in Dallas, Texas for almost 20 years. She has been an instructor at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada, and the California Judicial College and is a guest lecturer at universities throughout the United States.  

Nina served as a special education mediator for the California State Department of Education and was the mediation partner and trainer for the Wisconsin Special Education System (WSEMS) from 2006 - 2017.

She is a former president of the Academy of Family Mediators and served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Conflict Resolution, the California Dispute Resolution Institute, and the Southern California Mediation Association, as well as on the Council for Distinguished Advisors at Pepperdine University and the Advisory Board at Southern Methodist University and many other organizations.

She was awarded the Peacemaker Award in 1992 by the Southern California Mediation Association for her outstanding work in the conflict resolution field, the John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award, an international award given by the Association of Conflict Resolution, in 2005, and the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American College of Civil Trial Mediators in 2017.  She is an honorary fellow of the International Academy of Mediators and an emeritus fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. 

(See "About Nina" for further biographical information)

Nina offers the following Training Opportunities

  • Negotiation and Advanced Negotiation
  • Cross Cultural Issues
  • Gender Issues
  • Mediation Training - advanced training in the following areas: family, civil, special education, organizational conflict, and labor.
  • Mediation Advocacy
  • Collaborative Law Training
  • Corporate & Organizational Conflict Resolution

Trainings are customized to meet an organization's or agency's unique needs. Nina will work closely with you to tailor a specific program that qualifies for statutory requirements for state trainings for court programs or for the unique needs of your corporation.  

Please see our negotiation training and  mediation training pages for additional information (including the training calendar) and do not hesitate to use the contact page or email Nina at nina@meierding.com so that she may respond to you directly with regards to customizing a training program to meet your needs.& DVD Training

See Nina's 6 DVD Set: Cultural & Gender Issues in Negotiation & Mediation

Or take the same course now with online streaming at a lower price here.